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Ecojesuit hosts Laudato Si’ event and fair in Bonn during COP23

2017_10_15_N&E_PhotoEcojesuit is hosting a dialogue Laudato Si’ – Environment as Relationship at the sidelines of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC-COP 23 Fiji)  which will be held in Bonn, Germany under the Presidency of Fiji from 6 to 17 November.

The Ecojesuit-hosted half-day event on 13 November will be held at Aloisiuskolleg, a Jesuit high school in Bonn, and is drawing interest from other Jesuit schools, the local church, development organizations such as Misereor and CIDSE, other German-based partners.  Topics on Laudato Si’ in relation to food security and to resource exploitation will be discussed with an open forum and the activity is expected to engage a broad audience.

Bringing about change through human development, religion, and the community’s hope

2017_06_30_Editorial_Photo1Pedro Walpole, SJ

People living at the margins of the world share a hope that sustains their communities despite the complexities of today’s world, which generally exclude them and many others who are economically poor.  This hope is a powerful motivating force that often comes from a shared faith and enables marginalized communities to take action.  Development assistance that traditionally uses a secular approach is increasingly including faith-based organizations (FBOs) and religious actors in broader collaboration for change.

Australian Jesuits divest from fossil fuels, support Flights for Forests for World Environment Day 2017

2017_05_31_Editorial_Photo1I have in the Province Office a few dot paintings.  One of them is by an Aboriginal artist who was instrumental in bringing the Walmajarri people back to their ancestral land I 1979, after a cattle station was established on it in the early twentieth century.

Italian Jesuits join largest Catholic divestment from fossil fuels

2017_05_15_Editorial_Photo1Ecojesuit shares this recent press release on the largest joint action of Catholic groups so far to divest from coal, oil, and gas investments, of which the Italian Jesuits was part.  Gianfranco Matarazzo, SJ, Provincial Father of the Italian Jesuits said: “I express the adhesion of the Italian province of the Society of Jesus to the divestment campaign.  With this adhesion, I announce the intention to start a more detailed process about the different ways of removing our investments from fossil, progressively within the next 5 years.”

Nine Catholic organizations from around the world announced on 10 May 2017 their decision to divest their portfolios from coal, oil and gas companies in the largest joint Catholic fossil fuel divestment to date.